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    Question How do you make sweet potato fries?

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I have tried baking, broiling, frying.... shoestring size, steak fry size.... They always come out mushy and DS won't touch them. How do you get them crispy? He loves them when we get them at a restaurant.

    TIA!!

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    We make these also..I would suggest making the deep fry oil a little hotter. I'm no chef though! or else fry them longer.
    Kat

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    I bake hem at a high temp with olive oil brushed on and I re put on some more after a while. I have also sauteed them in olive oil and this worked nicely.

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    These yam fries are so easy. You can also use sweet potatoes. Peel and cut yams into 1/2 inch fries. Drizzle with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp dry oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Bake @ 425-450 for 25 minutes turning halfway through. I keep a close eye on them, because of the sweetness, they can burn fast. Its from either the Looney Spoons or Crazy Plates cookbook and its called "My Yammy Spice"
    Lyn
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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    I think the key to crispy is not to use too much oil. When I do they turn to mush.

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    I buy them at Trader Joes.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    My trick is to use a spray oil lightly all over and then bake, they dont get to crispy, but they dont get like mush either KWIM?

    And I make them slightly smaller than steak fries
    Danielle

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ's Mom View Post
    I buy them at Trader Joes.

    I miss Trader Joes!!!! We don't have them her in FL. Just another reason to add to the growing list of why we should move back to San Diego! I can't find sweet potato fries anywhere here.

    I did have some success with frying them yesterday. I think the oil temp was off before. This time I monitored it. I'm still not happy about frying his food, though. Doesn't all the nutrients leach out into the oil when you fry food???? So, then what's the point. I am going to try some of the other ideas you all have given me.

    Thanks!!!

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

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    Default Re: How do you make sweet potato fries?

    Mmmm sounds delicious. Never had them!

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